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Director
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05 Jun 2005, 14:12
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is (-1)^0 = 1 ?

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Senior Manager
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05 Jun 2005, 14:28
Vithal wrote:
is (-1)^0 = 1 ?

as far as i know..any real number raised to the power of zero is equal to one

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Director
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05 Jun 2005, 14:36
Vithal wrote:
is (-1)^0 = 1 ?

It should be. 0 is even so, raising a negative number to a 0 power should produce a positive number, and 1 is.

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Director
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05 Jun 2005, 14:57
Agree with you guys....It should be 1

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Director
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05 Jun 2005, 14:58
sparky wrote:
Vithal wrote:
is (-1)^0 = 1 ?

It should be. 0 is even so, raising a negative number to a 0 power should produce a positive number, and 1 is.

thank you - I am convinced by your reasoning too!

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05 Jun 2005, 18:10
Vithal wrote:
is (-1)^0 = 1 ?

i also think so because 0 is even. -1^2= 1 but -1^3=-1.

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Re: Quick question   [#permalink] 05 Jun 2005, 18:10
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